2. To read, analyze, and synthesize complex texts and incorporate multiple kinds of evidence purposefully in order to generate and support writing.
- The writing demonstrates an understanding of the course texts as necessary for the purpose at hand.
- Course texts are used in strategic, focused ways (for example: summarized, cited, applied, challenged, re-contextualized) to support the goals of the writing.
- The writing is intertextual, meaning that a "conversation" between texts and ideas is created in support of the writer's goals.
- The writer is able to utilize multiple kinds of evidence gathered from various sources (primary and secondary - for example, library research, interviews, questionnaires, observations, cultural artifacts) in order to support writing goals.
- The writing demonstrates responsible use of the MLA (or other appropriate) system of documenting sources.
Ideas for incorporating research or library workshops for outcome 2:
- Writing is intertextual:
- Select scholarly article with diverse bibliography/sources
cited page and require students to read article from bibliography to
analyze scholar's argument. (Example = S. Trujillo -Intertextual
- Choose a topic that resonates with academic interests. Select 3-5 academic books or articles pertaining to that topic and write an essay examining their arguments in relation to one another. This promotes a sense of what research has already been done on the topic and how the chosen sources relate to one another. (Example = S. K. Moore - Bibliographic Essay)
- Utilize multiple kinds of evidence:
- Primary and secondary sources: Require use of primary and secondary sources in research assignment. (Example = M. Vidakovic - Annotated Bibliography)
- Authorship: Require reading and interpretation of texts written by diverse and international perspectives - how do race, gender, class, age, sexuality influence the text? Or, how does a text reflect a particular bias or promote racial/gender stereotypes? (Example = T. Patel - Analyze a TV Show)
- Responsible use of the MLA system: